Unlabeled plant from a florist. They called it a Faux Coffee?

Asked August 25, 2016, 5:25 PM EDT

The new person at the florist called it a faux coffee, but I can't find that online (aside from silk plants anyway). So far it's small and flower-less with scalloped leaves about as long as my thumb. Any idea what it is?

Marion County Indiana

1 Response

I touched bases with a local greenhouse operator. She assures me that this is, indeed, a coffee tree plant, Coffea arabica. It won't ever produce coffee beans because of light level problems indoors, but it still makes an attractive plant.

More information on this plant: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=286663&isprof...